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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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Friend took rape claim woman to police station, court told

The jury in a rape trial heard friends of the alleged victim give evidence in court.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Nestle pension change plan sparks industrial action threat

Food giant Nestle has announced plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme – sparking the threat of industrial action.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Off-duty fireman tells of life-saving river rescue

Geoff Maxwell photo An off-duty firefighter who saved a girl’s life when he dived into a river today described the frantic rescue.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Drug-dealing burglar jailed for five years

A heroin and cocaine dealer who also committed a burglary in a desperate bid to fund his drug addiction has been jailed for five years.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Exodus from troubled Cumbrian school gets underway

St Bees School photo Pupils have started leaving an independent school which is closing tomorrow after more than 430 years as it emerges it could now re-open in 2017.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Rare bird making strong comeback in Cumbria

Grouse photo Black grouse numbers are ‘lekking’ good at a Cumbrian nature reserve.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Cumbrian shepherd makes book prize shortlist

James Rebanks photo A book written by a Cumbrian shepherd has made it onto the shortlist for the prestigious Lakeland Book of the Year.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Carlisle man jailed for doorstep attack on partner

A witness who saw a woman punched by her partner on her doorstep feared the victim had been killed, a court heard.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Vicious knife attack on man in toilets of Carlisle bar

A thug armed himself with a knife and carried out a vicious attack on another man in the toilets at a Carlisle bar, a court heard.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Electrical storm dazzles Cumbria

Lightning photo A spectacular electrical storm dazzled residents across the county as the hot weather broke.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Ofsted take Cumbrian school out of special measures

Lorrayne Hughes photo A Cumbrian school has been taken out of special measures. (7 comments)

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Carlisle play area revamp still in motion

Belah play area photo A move to rejuvenate a play area on a Carlisle estate is continuing despite a series of setbacks.

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Murder accused pensioner told police: ‘I don’t regret it’

Meryl Parry photo A pensioner accused of murdering his wife after failing in his desperate attempts to find an emergency bed in a care home able to cope with her dementia told a police officer: “I don’t regret it.”

Last updated 2 July 2015
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New £1.9m plan to reduce traffic on west Cumbria's roads

Keith Little photo Plans for a £1.9 million rail hub aimed at reducing traffic on west Cumbria’s roads have been revealed. (7 comments)

Last updated 2 July 2015
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Cumbrian woman admits perverting the course of justice

A woman has appeared before a judge and admitted perverting the course of justice.

Last updated 1 July 2015
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Father died trying to rescue daughter from river

River Esk search photo A father was swept away as he tried to save his daughter in a dramatic river rescue.

Last updated 1 July 2015
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Soaring temperatures before thunder and rain hit Cumbria

Sun photo The temperature is set to reach 27C in Cumbria today – the hottest day of the year so far. (9 comments)

Last updated 1 July 2015
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Arrest after man stabbed during late night gang attack

A man was stabbed and another suffered serious facial injuries as violence flared in a Cumbrian town last night.

Last updated 1 July 2015
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Cumbrian criminal has sentence cut

Penrith shop robbery photo 5 A criminal has had two years cut from his prison sentence by a judge.

Last updated 1 July 2015
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Theft-hit Carlisle church ready to reopen

Keith Teasdale photo A Carlisle vicar is looking forward his church reopening to the public today after thieves forced its closure.

Last updated 1 July 2015
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